Rob Mahu, MPA

Research Assistant
Early Childhood & Disabilities
(313) 577-4526

Robert Mahu joined the Center in 2008 as a graduate assistant while completing his MPA degree.  Rob is involved in research projects such as survey data analysis and special education disproportionality. He has analyzed local economic development strategies such as business incubation and broadband coverage, as well as interstate variation in response to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Rob participates in a number of program evaluations, and has recently begun working with CompStat data applications such as the Weighted Displacement Quotient.

Rob is a doctoral candidate in the Political Science Department with research interests including performance measurement and interstate variation in policy implementation.  He has co-authored articles and chapters on economic development, disproportionality monitoring, Detroit politics, and state legislators’ representation orientations.